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Program of Meetings and Special Events

Our monthly Program meetings take place October through May, the first Tuesday of the month (unless noted otherwise) beginning with refreshments at 6:30pm at the Historical Society. Please note the earlier start time. These programs are open to the public.

Nancy Carnegie Merrill History Award Youth Night 2016
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Thursday, April 21, 2016, 7:00 pm


The Exeter Historical Society is hosting our tenth annual Youth Night, a celebration of youth participation in local history, featuring music performed by Cooperative Middle School students, Danilo (Dacha) and Sava Thurber. Virtual Learning Academy Charter School’s Chief Human Resources Officer Tony Baldasaro will deliver the opening remarks. The student winners of the Nancy Carnegie Merrill History Award will be reading their winning papers during Youth Night, and two film submissions for a pilot video essay contest will be screened. The event is being “emceed” by Exeter High School alumna, Jillian Price, one of the first winners of the Merrill History Award. The event is generously sponsored by Service Credit Union.fset the cost of hosting our programs, there is a $5 suggested donation for not-yet members 


Moved and Seconded: Town Meeting in New Hampshire at the Exeter Town Hall

May 3, 2016, 7:00pm

(This program will be held at the Exeter Town Hall)


The Historical Society’s Annual Meeting, followed by a program in which Rebecca Rule regales audiences with stories of the rituals, traditions and history of town meeting, including the perennial characters, the literature, the humor, and the wisdom of this uniquely New England institution. This program is sponsored by the NHHC.



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The New Hampshire Women's Heritage Trail
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May 17, 2016, 7:00pm

Bonus Program!


Members of the NH Women’s Foundation will spotlight Seacoast women featured in the Women’s Heritage Trail, including the Exeter Nurses Training School – the remarkable women who trained there and the women who trained them – and Marilla Ricker, free-thinker, suffragist and New Hampshire’s first female lawyer.


To offset the cost of hosting our programs, there is a $5 suggested donation for not-yet members